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Shooting suspect linked to Craigslist holdup

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 12:04 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 1:06 AM
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A man accused of fatally shooting his friend last week is facing additional charges after being linked to a Craigslist robbery.

Richmond County authorities said Dominique Sullivan, 19, is a suspect in the Aug. 27 armed robbery of a 38-year-old North Augusta man.

The North Augustan told police he responded to a Craigslist ad for an Apple iPhone and was told to go to 3447 Pine Hill Road to look at the phone for purchase. He found the residence vacant and was preparing to leave when two men approached with guns and took his wallet, $320 and an iPhone.

Sullivan is facing charges of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in addition to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Delarrion Smith, 18, on Nov. 11.

Police said Smith picked up Sullivan on Andorra Drive in Hephzibah. In the vehicle, Sullivan began horse-playing with his “very close friend,” and Smith pulled out a .45-caliber pistol and pointed it at Sullivan in a “playful manner.”

Sullivan took the gun, removed the magazine, pointed it at Smith and pulled the trigger, believing the gun was unloaded, police reported.

Smith died at Georgia Regents Medical Center after being shot in the chest.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said the pistol had been stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Fairfax Street in Martinez overnight Nov. 6.

There have been no leads in the theft case.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/19/13 - 01:29 pm
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I wouldn't believe anything

I wouldn't believe anything Sullivan says.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 11/19/13 - 01:32 pm
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Stupid AND Sad

Okay, did Dominique graduate from high school? If not, then parent(s) should be responsible for why not. If he did, then either way, he got off on the wrong track. We are back like last week, wondering why does an underage person have access to a gun. We already know he doesn't know anything about semiautomatic weapons, otherwise his homie would still be alive. And his buddy was probably the one that got the gun is the first place. And now he's dead. As I have said before, they need to clean out one of the Super-Max prisons, and turn it into a technical school for punks that MAY be worth trying to save. Give them a chance, teach them a trade, help them to find the first REAL job. They screw up again, they are TOAST. At least we could say we TRIED.

David Parker
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David Parker 11/19/13 - 02:34 pm
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Not equitable toward those

Not equitable toward those individuals that take care of their business and keep their behavior in check. Why should the troublesome ones get additional chances and TLC? Act right and things will work themselves out. Often, the only way a person works through their problems is by working through their problems. It's not always fun and not always easy but it works.

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nocnoc 11/19/13 - 03:28 pm
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Riverman said it loud and clear

Ditto
"I wouldn't believe anything Sullivan says."

The shooting facts should be re-examined.

Since Interstate Communications and possession of a firearm by an underage person were involved, n the Craiglist Robbery incident, maybe the FED's wants a bite of his tail also.

David Parker
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David Parker 11/19/13 - 03:57 pm
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sharing is caring ;)

sharing is caring ;)

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 11/19/13 - 04:58 pm
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Another
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democrat bites the dust.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 11/19/13 - 06:28 pm
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Never!!

"turn it into a technical school for punks that MAY be worth trying to save"

Any human that kills another human without cause....never needs a second chance or breath more than a cubic foot of air. Period!!

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 11/19/13 - 06:47 pm
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Mea Culpa

Actually, this was bad timing on my part. My option should probably not figure into this case, since someone did lose their life. @David - what would you suggest to try and resolve this problem? I don't think that building more and bigger prisons is the answer. The ANSWER is to stop birthing punks and punkesses. I don't know how to do that. Non committed guys are doing the Johnny Appleseed thing, and are finding plenty of places "to plant a tree". And we working taxpayers are having to raise a lot of them. They are not getting guidance at home, so they get their "acceptance" from low-lifes, and then they become one. The cycle repeats.

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shahtzie 11/20/13 - 02:15 am
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Cobalt, I think Marinerman meant before they become killers

Recently I hear about juveniles burglarizing homes and property just to be turned back over to their parents. This really grinds my gears. Had the parents done their job, their children wouldn't be on the streets creating havoc right now.

David Parker
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David Parker 11/20/13 - 10:15 am
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It all comes down to a parent

It all comes down to a parent or two. If they fail, the child has a better chance to fail even more. Trying to mold society and inundate it with tweeks appears to be failing. Put the responsibility squarely on the folks who sire and carry them. If they decline to observe the responsibility, remove the child. No chances, no warnings. It's a child and there is no room for error. If the kid's behavior reaches the level to warrant intervention, remove them from the home. My theory suggests when you remove their ticket for gov cheese, they will be nudged toward improving their situation.

It avoids building more prisons but may require some initial investment in orphanages.

This says nothing for those parents who are responsible for income and financial success but suck at parenting. Those I'm not sure how to persuade but my guess is they are not the ones causing the most negative impact.

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